Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas with the Little Holts

Wow... Christmas was sure busy!!  I am tired just thinking about everything we had to do but now it is over and we made some great memories.
We were a little behind on visiting Santa, so this past weekend we made a trip out to the Commons for a little Santa time and dinner.
Izzy needed a pick me up before getting started. - (don't worry... it wasn't open.  This was actually my pick me up for a night at the Commons with 3 kids by myself)

 We waited in line for a while but it was worth it.  We love Santa at Bass Pro!  Izzy made friends with others waiting and they helped me entertain her and keep her awake.
Afterwards, we headed to Johnny Rockets for dinner.  Thankfully this restaurant is normally loud because the kids were extra hyper so we seemed to fit right in!
One of Izzy's Christmas gifts came in a little early so on Saturday, we decided to go ahead and let her try it out.  Izzy was introduced to the Y Bike by her PT and she did great.  This is going to help her with core strength and standing/walking.

Look at me... I am standing!!
This is what we think of taking pictures.  Not a fan!  I don't like my picture taken right now, the boys just want to make silly faces and Izzy is just hanging out- literally. 
 The boys stayed in "big Church" to watch Owen get dedicated and this is what happened during the sermon.  Both slept.  Sorry Pastor Barry!!  You weren't boring but I don't think the boys are quite ready for big Church.

On Christmas Eve we went over to Mimi and Poppys' for dinner and gifts.  We were all spoiled and ate some great food.

Izzy got so excited over the instruction manual. 

Bean bag chairs.  Now hopefully they won't stand right in front of the TV.  Wishful thinking.

Izzy loves her blanket

After Christmas at the Holt's, we headed to the Candlelight Service.
It was a great service to help us remember what Christmas is really about!
Christmas morning we got up a little after 7am to open gifts at our house.  We told the boys the night before not to wake us before 7am.  About 6:45 we heard them run out to the tree, giggle and then run back to their room.  I love their excitement! 

Izzy checking out her pink alien.

Nope... I am not going to look.

Donuts.  Give me more donuts!

Still not interested in her new toys.  She only wants to love on her wipes and instructions.

The boys testing out their new PS3 game while sitting in their new bean bag chairs.
After our presents, we headed over to Nana and Papa's for lunch and gifts. 
Trying to get a picture of the kids.  There were a lot of these type of pictures...
A lot of pictures taken but one turned out good.
 Then, it was time for silly pictures.

Isabelle and Owen are ready to open some presents.


 We had a great Christmas spent with family.  We stuffed ourselves full of good food and now it is time to start working off the extra weight we put on.  Fun times ahead!!

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